Events and Entertainment
This is a great site to find out about upcoming festivals that happen just around the corner on the Commons. Most festivals include great local food, a craft market and music. In the summertime there is live music on the outdoor stage in bank alley every Thursday night and all year round there’s gallery night every first Friday.
Built in 1915, converted into a theatre in 1928, and refurbished many times since, the State is Ithaca’s premiere not-for-profit, historic venue for national and international acts: bands, comedians, musicals and writers, like Joan Baez, Lilly Tomlin and David Cedaris.
A not-for-profit independent theater that shows first run films. Cinemapolis specializes in independent, foreign and locally produced films. Their concession stand uses real butter on their popcorn and has fresh baked cookies.
Located halfway down the Commons on the upper level, the Range books bands from all over the country. They are known for their swing night, reggae night, great drinks, dance floor and fun décor.